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St. Mary Immaculate Parish PSA

A video message from our Finance Council. Please remember that together we are all St. Mary’s and help us keep our great parish going.

Contribute online at the top of the page with online giving, drop off an envelope in our new drop box just outside the Commons doors, or call the parish at 815-436-2651 to get help in learning how you can help support the parish.


Congratulations to New School Assistant Principal

Dear Saint Mary Immaculate Parish Family,

Recently, I announced that Mrs. Jennifer Errthum had accepted the position of principal of Saint Mary’s school, beginning July 1. Since Mrs. Errthum has been the assistant principal, her promotion left that position open.

I am very happy to announce that we have offered the position of assistant principal to Mrs. Karen Klump. Karen currently teaches second grade in our school and will continue to do so, as the position of assistant principal is becoming a part-time position. Mrs. Klump holds an administrative license with the state of Illinois, and is thrilled to be able to use that and continue to serve the Saint Mary’s community. Her promotion will be effective July 1.

I am very proud of the leadership that we have formed for Saint Mary’s school going forward. Jen and Karen have served our school with distinction in the past, and I have full confidence in their abilities to lead the school going forward. It is a great blessing to have these two women of faith leading our parish school.

Please keep both Mrs. Errthum and Mrs. Klump in your prayers as they begin their leadership positions.

Yours in Christ and His Blessed Mother,

Rev. Patrick M. Mulcahy, Pastor

Are You Hungry?

If you don’t have enough to eat, Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry can help.

Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry distributed nutritious food in high-need areas.

Food is free to low-income neighbors in need.

Bags or boxes will be provided to hold your food, and you are asked to please remain in your vehicle. We will load it for you.

Food is distributed on a first-come, first served basis, while supplies last.

For additional food resources, visit www.SolveHungerToday.org/GetHelp

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Time: 5pm-6:30pm

Location: St. Mary Immaculate Parish parking lot

Arrive early to ensure your spot in line!

Online Book Discussion

Join others as we discuss the book: 

Forgiveness Makes You Free: A Dramatic Story of Healing and Reconciliation from the Heart of Rwanda

By: Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga

“‘Jesus, where are you?’ I prayed every night as I wept . . . I felt I had failed as a priest, for I had preached love and the people made genocide. . . .Then I heard God speak to me. Jesus wanted me to use these experiences to evangelize later. It was then that I knew my life would be spared. God would make a way.”

During the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga tells the dramatic story of how he survived while losing more than eighty of his family members and 45,000 of his parishioners in the killings. In the aftermath, Fr. Ubald experienced a renewed sense of purpose as a minister of reconciliation and a healing evangelist in his homeland and around the world. In Forgiveness Makes You Free, he offers five spiritual principles that can help those traumatized by the past to experience healing and peace in Christ.

You can get the book from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. We will discuss the book on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7pm via the online meeting platform Zoom.

Send an email to Dr. Doug Muir (dmuir@smip.org) for the Meeting ID.

Saint Mary Immaculate Presents Two Special Masses in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

White Mass

Thursday, April 30 at 7pm

The White Mass is traditionally for those in the medical profession.  We will be offering the Mass for all doctors, nurses, nurses aids, for all maintenance, housekeeping and dietary personnel, for all staff of hospitals, nursing homes, and care facilities.  In appreciation for their work to heal the sick, we will offer a blessing to all health care workers at this special Mass.  All are welcome to tune in.

Presider: Father Pat Mulcahy, Pastor, Saint Mary Immaculate

Lector: Pat Mander, RN, St. Mary Immaculate Director of Pastoral Care

Reflection: Ted Welsch, Psy.D., Director, Client Centered Counseling Associates, Inc.

Blue Mass

Tuesday, May 12 at 7pm

The Blue Mass is traditionally for police officers and firefighters.  We will be offering the Mass for all police and fire personnel, medics, telecommunicators, and all support staff of these agencies.  In appreciation for their work as first responders, we will offer a blessing to all of them at this special Mass.  All are welcome to tune in.

Presider: Father Pat Mulcahy, Pastor, Saint Mary Immaculate

Lector: Tom Paul, Trustee, Plainfield Fire Protection District

Reflection: John Konopek, Chief of Police, Plainfield Police Department

Both Masses will be live-streamed on the Saint Mary Immaculate Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StMaryImmaculate/videos

All are welcome to tune in to these special live-streamed Masses. Please spread the word so that those who work to protect and heal us can be encouraged and blessed in their work.